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Eat, pray, call mom: 'Dancing With The Stars' cast post-dance routines

In this image released by ABC, back row from left, NBA player Ron Artest, actor David Arquette, actor and Iraq War veteran J.R. Martinez, TV personality Rob Kardashian, activist Chaz Bono, seated from left, TV personalities Ricki Lake, Kristin Cavallari, singer Chynna Phillips, TV host Nancy Grace, Soccer player Hope Solo and Italian personality Elisabetta Canalis, the celebrity cast for the upcoming dance competition series, 'Dancing with the Stars,' pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. The series will premiere on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 on ABC.

October 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's only week three on "Dancing With The Stars," but many of the couples have already settled into a nightly routine.

The stars have a stress-filled week leading up to each performance night. So what specific rituals help them handle things after they leave the dance floor?

"These are our lucky mints," said Chaz Bono, nodding to the bite-size candy."I'm serious. We really like these mints."

Said Nancy Grace: "I pray. I do. I pray."

Some turn to technology to gauge their performance.

"I always text each one of my family members," Rob Kardashian said. "Did it look good? Did I do well?"

Said Anna Trebunskaya, Carson Kressley's partner: "I text my mom, my hubby."

"I usually go right on Twitter and thank the fans," Kressley said. "Sometimes I moisturize or hydrate, but that comes second."

Said Chyna Phillips' partner, Tony Dovolani: "I call my wife right away, right after the performance and she tends to tell me the truth," "She's my barometer as far as how good I'm doing."

"I run to my mom, she's been here every week for 12 seasons," said Kardashian's partner, Cheryl Burke. "I run to her. If I don't, I'll get in trouble."

The 10 remaining couples have performed three dances. Only nine will make it on to the next round.

The results show begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ABC7.